Canapes, Wedding Cake, Chocolate Biscuit Cake Served at Queen's Lunchtime Reception

Posted on April 29, 2011

The Queen is giving a lunchtime Reception at Buckingham Palace for around 650 guests drawn from the Wedding Service congregation at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. The wedding cake and a chocolate biscuit cake are being served at the reception, along with many delicious canapes.

The wedding cake, designed by Fiona Cairns, was made from 17 individual fruit cakes and has eight tiers. The cake was decorated with cream and white icing using the Joseph Lamberth technique. There are up to 900 individually iced flowers and leaves of 17 different varieties decorated on the cake. A garland design around the middle of the cake matches the architectural garlands decorated around the top of the Picture Gallery in Buckingham Palace, the room in which the cake will be displayed.

The chocolate biscuit cake was created by McVitie's Cake Company using a Royal Family recipe at the special request of Prince William.

Guests were also served a wide selection of canapes. Here is a list:

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